26 days in France, The Netherlands & Switzerland Itinerary

26 days in France, The Netherlands & Switzerland Itinerary

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26 days in France, The Netherlands & Switzerland Itinerary

Start: Singapore, Singapore
Fly:  18​h
1
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Giethoorn, The Netherlands
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train:  30​min
4
Lisse, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Train:  30​min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— Few hours
Train:  3​h 30​min
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h
7
Strasbourg, France
— 1 night
Train:  30​min
8
Colmar, France
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
9
Eguisheim, France
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
10
Kaysersberg, France
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
11
Mittelbergheim, France
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
12
Strasbourg, France
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
13
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
14
Interlaken, Switzerland
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 45​min
15
Zermatt, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
16
Sils im Engadin, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
17
Grindelwald, Switzerland
— 2 nights
travelMode.name.cable_car:  30​min
18
Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Singapore, Singapore

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Zaanse Schans as well as De 9 Straatjes. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): examine the collection at Zaanse Schans, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and then wander the streets of De 9 Straatjes.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Amsterdam road trip planning site .

Singapore, Singapore to Amsterdam is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Amsterdam. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Singapore in April; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 15°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Giethoorn.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Zaanse Schans
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The Jordaan ©
The Jordaan
Zaanse Schans ©
Zaanse Schans
De 9 Straatjes ©
De 9 Straatjes

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Giethoorn, The Netherlands

Giethoorn ©
Giethoorn is a village in the Dutch province of Overijssel. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes De Oude Aarde, Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden and Bootverhuur Giethoorn. On the 20th (Sat), tour the water at your own pace with Bootverhuur Giethoorn, then see the interesting displays at De Oude Aarde, and then take a stroll through Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Giethoorn online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Amsterdam to Giethoorn by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Giethoorn sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Giethoorn

Transportation Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden
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Bootverhuur Giethoorn ©
Bootverhuur Giethoorn
Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden ©
Historische binnenstad Leeuwarden
De Oude Aarde ©
De Oude Aarde

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam
For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Giethoorn to Amsterdam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. You will leave for Lisse on the 21st (Sun).

Things to do in Amsterdam

Outdoors Tours Nightlife
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Lisse, The Netherlands

Lisse ©
Lisse is a town and municipality in the western Netherlands, in the province of South Holland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Keukenhof. On the 21st (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Keukenhof.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lisse road trip website .

Lisse is very close to Amsterdam. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Lisse

Parks
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Keukenhof ©
Keukenhof

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam
To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam day trip website .

Amsterdam is just a short distance from Lisse. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll travel to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Outdoors Tours Nightlife
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nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, make a trip to Arc de Triomphe, then step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis, and finally take a stroll through Île de la Cité. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then make a trip to Eiffel Tower.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Paris day trip site .

Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April in Paris, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): do a tasting at Gerald Kieffer Vins d'Alsace, do a tasting at Cave du Roi Dagobert, then learn about winemaking at Vins d'Alsace Mosbach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Church Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Strasbourg trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by train from Paris to Strasbourg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow time for the train ride to Colmar.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Wineries Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Gerald Kieffer Vins d'Alsace, Vins d'Alsace Mosbach, Cave du Roi Dagobert
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Cave du Roi Dagobert ©
Cave du Roi Dagobert
Vins d'Alsace Mosbach ©
Vins d'Alsace Mosbach
Catholic Church Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune ©

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Colmar, France

Colmar ©
Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Colmar trip maker website .

Colmar is very close to Strasbourg. In April in Colmar, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Eguisheim.

Things to do in Colmar

Museums
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Musée d'Unterlinden ©
Musée d'Unterlinden
Fontaine Bruat ©
Fontaine Bruat

1
night
Eguisheim, France

Eguisheim
Eguisheim is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.Eguisheim produces Alsace wine of high quality. To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Eguisheim travel route planning website .

Eguisheim is just a stone's throw from Colmar. In April in Eguisheim, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 5°C at night. You will leave for Kaysersberg on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in Eguisheim

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Kaysersberg, France

Kaysersberg
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): do a tasting at Domaine Paul Blanck. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Le Lac Vert, then learn about winemaking at Domaine Weinbach, then learn about winemaking at Vin d'Alsace HORCHER, and finally experience rural life at La Pommeraie.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kaysersberg trip maker tool .

Kaysersberg is just a short distance from Eguisheim. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Mittelbergheim.

Things to do in Kaysersberg

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Mittelbergheim, France

Mittelbergheim ©
Mittelbergheim is a commune in the Bas-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France.The village is a member of the Les Plus Beaux Villages de France ("The most beautiful villages of France") association.Its vineyards produce one of the finest Alsacian wines: the Grand Cru. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Domaine Armand Gilg, then do a tasting at Caveau Lorentz-Klipfel, and then do a tasting at Domaine Albert Seltz.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mittelbergheim trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Kaysersberg to Mittelbergheim in an hour. In April, daily temperatures in Mittelbergheim can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Mittelbergheim

Wineries

Side Trips

Blienschwiller, Caveau Lorentz-Klipfel
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Domaine Albert Seltz ©
Domaine Albert Seltz
Jean-Marie Straub ©
Jean-Marie Straub
Domaine Armand Gilg ©
Domaine Armand Gilg

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Strasbourg, France

Strasbourg ©
To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Strasbourg online trip itinerary planner .

Strasbourg is very close to Mittelbergheim. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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La Petite France ©
La Petite France
Eglise Saint-Paul ©
Eglise Saint-Paul
La Popartiserie ©
La Popartiserie

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nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town (Altstadt) and Bahnhofstrasse. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mt Pilatus and Lake Lucerne. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Swiss National Museum, wander the streets of Lindenhof, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and make a trip to Niederdorf.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zurich travel route planning website .

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Zurich, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Interlaken.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Lucerne
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Lake Zurich ©
Lake Zurich
Mt Pilatus ©
Mt Pilatus
Old Town ©
Old Town

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Interlaken, Switzerland

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
On the 1st (Wed), get outside with Bumblebee Hanggliding Interlaken, then play a few rounds at Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally get your game on at Heidi's Photo Chalet.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Interlaken trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Zurich to Interlaken takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. May in Interlaken sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to Zermatt.

Things to do in Interlaken

Outdoors Golf Adventure
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen ©
Golf Club Interlaken-Unterseen
Heidi's Photo Chalet ©
Heidi's Photo Chalet

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Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt ©
Best known as home the Matterhorn mountain, Zermatt serves as a chic ski resort town of the Swiss Alps.
Step out of the city life by going to Matterhorn Ski Paradise and Villars-Gryon Ski Center. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cave La Romaine and Church-Fortress of Valere. Explore Zermatt's surroundings by going to Lac Souterrain, St-Leonard- Day Tours (in St-Leonard), Bisse Saviese Torrent-Neuf (in Chandolin) and Fondation Pierre Arnaud (in Lens). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at 5-Seenweg and explore the activities along Riffelsee.

Plan my day in Zermatt using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Traveling by train from Interlaken to Zermatt takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sils im Engadin.

Things to do in Zermatt

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trips

Valere Basilica, Fondation Pierre Arnaud, Lac Souterrain de St-Leonard, Cave La Romaine, Villars-Gryon Ski Center
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Matterhorn Ski Paradise ©
Matterhorn Ski Paradise
Cave La Romaine ©
Cave La Romaine
5-Seenweg ©
5-Seenweg

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Sils im Engadin, Switzerland

Sils im Engadin ©
Guarda and Schloss Tarasp are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Val Fex and Alp-Schaukaserei Morteratsch. Explore Sils im Engadin's surroundings by going to Lago di Poschiavo (in Poschiavo) and National Park Centre Zernez (in Zernez).

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sils im Engadin trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Zermatt to Sils im Engadin. May in Sils im Engadin sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Grindelwald.

Things to do in Sils im Engadin

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Pontresina, Piz Bernina, National Park Centre, Schloss Tarasp, Lake Silvaplana
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Lake Silvaplana ©
Lake Silvaplana
Val Fex ©
Val Fex
Guarda ©
Guarda

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Grindelwald, Switzerland

Grindelwald ©
As one of the country's oldest ski resorts, Grindewald serves as a prime example of a cozy Swiss ski town.
On the 9th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Maennlichen Romantic Trail, trek along Maennlichen Royal Walk, and then trek along The Eiger. On the next day, hit the slopes at Maennlichen and then get outside with Gletscherschlucht Rosenlaui.

Plan trip to Grindelwald with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Sils im Engadin to Grindelwald in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for the train ride to Lauterbrunnen.

Things to do in Grindelwald

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Gletscherschlucht Rosenlaui, The Eiger
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Maennlichen Royal Walk ©
Maennlichen Royal Walk
The Eiger ©
The Eiger
Maennlichen ©
Maennlichen

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Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland

Lauterbrunnen ©
A small village in a valley, Lauterbrunnen showcases an abundance of awe-inspiring waterfalls.
On the 11th (Sat), make a trip to 007 Walk of fame - Schilthorn and then hike along Blumental Panorama Trail. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then hike along Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli, and then hike along Thrill Walk Felsensteg Birg.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Lauterbrunnen online route planner .

Lauterbrunnen is very close to Grindelwald. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lauterbrunnen

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Murren, Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli, Minigolf
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Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli ©
Gimmelwald - Tanzbodeli
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls ©
Lauterbrunnen Valley Waterfalls
007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn ©
007 Walk of Fame - Schilthorn

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